If you have been arrested on a drug possession charge, your life has been turned upside down. You may not know who to turn to, or who can help you through this difficult time. Shauna Rhodes is an experienced drug crimes attorney and can help you understand the facts of your case. She will investigate each aspect of the circumstances surrounding the alleged crime, including:
Drug laws in Maryland are very strict and if you are charged with possession, your future is at stake. If you are accused of possessing any controlled substance, like marijuana, prescription drugs, cocaine or opium, you could face serious penalties.
The penalties for possessing illegal drugs are harsh in Maryland. The maximum penalty stands at $25,000 and up to four years in prison.
However, section 5-614 puts more stringent charges against individuals who are accused of possessing high quantities of controlled substances. In cases like these, additional charges such as intent to sell or drug trafficking may be levied. For example, if you are accused of possessing any of the below quantities of controlled drugs, you could face up to 25 years incarceration and $50,000 in fines:
At Rhodes Law Firm, LLC, we are committed to defending you to the best of our ability. Led by attorney Shauna Rhodes, we have considerable experience in working with clients accused of a variety of drug charges, and we will work hard to identify possible loopholes in the prosecution’s case.
We defend clients who are facing a wide range of drug possession charges involving both illegal drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, and prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin. We have experiencing in dealing with charges such as:
Being convicted of any of these charges could have long-term consequences. Even if jail time is not involved, the conviction will go on your permanent record, which could affect your ability to find a job, apply for a home loan, or even obtain professional licensure.
In all drug possession cases, the search and seizure methods followed by law enforcement agencies must be heavily scrutinized. If the search was unlawful, the evidence gathered could be suppressed. For example, drug seizures made at unlawful traffic stops may be able to be considered inadmissible in court. We will work towards building a solid defense strategy based on the unique circumstances of your case, with the goal of having the charges against you reduced or dismissed entirely.
We are available now to speak with you regarding your case. Contact us today at (301) 332-4774 for a consultation. We can help.